Examine what's in your wallet, your heart, your house, and your mind as the DiMarcos reveal the pleasures and perils of stuff---and the joy, peace, and freedom that comes from learning to live with less. With their insights, you'll learn to de-clutter your life---physically, emotionally, and spiritually---to focus on what really matters. 224 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
God . . . and stuff. Everything in the universe falls into one of these two categories. Which is more important to you? (Its not a trick question.) In Unstuff: Making Room in Your Life for What Really Matters, popular authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco take a close look at whats in your wallet, your heart, your house, and your mind to reveal the pleasures and perils of stuffand the joy, peace, and freedom that comes from learning to live with less.
In this real-life look at how its done, the DiMarcos take an uncomfortably close look at the cost of their love affair with stuff. They start by Unstuffing their housegetting rid of anything they dont need by giving away, selling, or throwing out items that only add to their love for more. Then, kicking it up a notch, this family of three travels across the country with nothing more than they can fit in a motor home . . . and discovers that the really important stuff goes with them.
Readers looking for a how-to guide to spring-cleaning won't find it here. Yet this book may give them reason to declutter their lives. With a "harebrained idea to downsize," the DiMarcos, authors behind the media and book company Hungry Planet, moved into a motor home where they lived on the road for three months. Combining this nomadic experience with scripture-based advice, the couple asks 30-somethings, accustomed to multitasking and owning the latest technology, to rid themselves of anything that gets in the way of a relationship with God (e.g., dieting, busyness, material purchases). The couple's ability to make do with less is questionable: the book itself is packed with sidebars for reflection, journal entries, tweets and quotes; and often their idea of downsizing merely involves swapping expensive items for cheaper versions (they replace their cars with older models). The book might have more impact if the couple had eliminated their transportation or, say, lived on $50 a week. Still, readers will appreciate their honesty and will be reminded to refocus their lives. (Jan.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Have a question about this product? Ask us here.